I grew up1 in Madison, Wisconsin and studied art and physics at the University of Wisconsin — Madison, receiving my doctorate in physics there in 1996 under Prof. Francis Halzen. I also worked for a year at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, under Prof. Sau Lan Wu on the ALEPH experiment.
Since 2015 I have maintained a regular studio practice focusing on figurative art based on observation and imagination. This effort has involved some re-training, mostly in the form of workshops at the Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Art with Andrew S. Conklin, Stephen Assael, and Larry Paulsen. My exhibition history is here, while recent work and work in progress are shown on my Instagram and Tumblr feeds.